The Making of History: Essays Presented to Irfan Habib

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Anthem Press, 2002 - 678 pages
A Marxist scholar and historian, Irfan Habib has been a towering presence in the Indian intellectual scene for over four decades. His formidable intellectual reputation, established in the sixties with the publication of The Agrarian System of Mughal India, broadened as he became an authority in the entire area of Indian history from ancient to modern. Professor Habib's undiminished commitment to the cause of socialism is reflected in these highly original and bold analyses of Marxist historiography and theories of socialist construction. This volume comprises essays from scholars around the world representing the wide variety of Habib's interests and contributions. Ranging from history to politics and economics, the essays cover both the medieval period and modern India, as well as theories for the future of this emerging superpower. This special edition also features an essay by Irfan Habib, originally published as The Economic History of Medieval India: A Survey, covering the Delhi Sultanate, the Vijayanagara economy and the economy of Mughal India.
 

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Contents

The Inside Story of a Betrayal
202
SECTION 3
223
Precapitalist Economic Formations and Differential
239
Workers and the Historians Burden
276
New Estimates of EighteenthCentury British
359
Modernity and Its Philosophic Visions
405
Postmodernism in History
440
Narratives
478
17 The Rural Artist and Secular Culture in the Era
515
K N PANIKKAR
533
Indias Partition Revisited
550
Class Clientelism and Communal Politics
572
A Review of the Archaeological Evidence
607
State Enterprise Reform and the Political Economy
625
A Simple Model of an Imaginary Socialist Economy
640
Contributors
658

The Case
500

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K. N. Panikkar teaches History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Terence J. Byres teaches Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London.

Utsa Patnaik teaches Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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